Mauritius Immigration & Visa

Immigration & Visa

A foreigner/non- resident wishing to enter Mauritius must obtain a visa prior to arrival, unless they are eligible for visa-free entry or eligible to obtain a visa on arrival.

All travellers to Mauritius require a valid, recognized passport (valid for at least six months beyond the intended period of stay).

Passengers arriving without a visa (if required) may be repatriated to their country of origin or residence at the transporting carrier’s expenses.

You will receive the necessary immigration documents either in the plane or at the airport in Mauritius (please do not forget your address in Mauritius – its needed at the immigration-counter).

Sometimes you find a copy for the departure enclosed to this document. Don’t worry in case you have lost the copy, you can fill in a form at the airport on departure.

In some older travel-guides a departure-tax is mentioned. Please note that this tax is now included in your flight-tickets. There is NO international airline whatsoever which requires reconfirmation of flight tickets despite what is written in old tourist guides.

Requirements

  • Valid Passport or recognised Travel Document (expiry date should be beyond date of stay )
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay (minimum of USD 100 per day),
  • Confirmed hotel reservation or letter of sponsorship
  • Documents/ Tickets for their next destination.
  • Business visits may not exceed 120 days within one calendar year, with each trip not exceeding 90 days.

Visa Exemptions

Aside from the list of countries below that do not require a visa, a visa-free stay of 90 days will be granted to:

  • The spouse, child, step-child or lawfully adopted child of a citizen or resident of Mauritius
  • Holders of diplomatic passports issued to nationals of any country if not already exempt, except for Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen;
  • Holders of a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations, SADC or any other internationally recognized organisation;
  • Holders of an Interpol passport when traveling on duty
  • Crew members of a vessel travelling on duty or transit to another vessel

Transit:

  • Holders of confirmed onward tickets may transit through Mauritius without a visa for a maximum time of 24 hours. If the transit period is longer than 24 hours then a Mauritian transit visa needs to be obtained before travel.
  • Passengers in transit must hold a travel document accepted for entry into Mauritius.
  • Merchant seamen in transit do not require a visa regardless of nationality or type of transport if the government is informed by the shipping company.

Please visit the official Immigration and Visa website of Mauritius for updated information: http://passport.govmu.org/English/Pages/default.aspx.

Types of Mauritian Visas

  • Mauritian Tourist Visa– permitted for a short period of vacation/leisure travel and no business activities are permitted.
  • Mauritian Business Visa – for commercial purposes in Mauritius.
  • Student Visa for Mauritius – allows the student to study at an institution of higher education in Mauritius.
  • Mauritian Transit Visa – is valid for 3 days or less, to transfer through a port in Mauritius to a third destination.
  • Mauritian Temporary Worker Visa – for people to work in an organisation in Mauritius.
  • On-arrival visa for Mauritius – given at a port of entry, at the Immigration counter.

Mauritius Visa Requirements by country:

S/No Country Requirement
1 Afghanistan Visa required prior to travel
2 Albania Visa for sixty days on arrival
3 Algeria Visa for two weeks on arrival
4 Andorra Visa for sixty days on arrival
5 Angola No visa required
6 Antigua and Barbuda No visa required
7 Argentina No visa required
8 Armenia Visa for sixty days on arrival
9 Australia No visa required
10 Austria No visa required
11 Azerbaijan Visa for sixty days on arrival
12 Bahamas No visa required
13 Bahrain No visa required
14 Bangladesh Visa required prior to travel
15 Barbados No visa required
16 Belarus Visa for sixty days on arrival
17 Belgium No visa required
18 Belize No visa required
19 Benin No visa required
20 Bhutan Visa for sixty days on arrival
21 Bolivia Visa for sixty days on arrival
22 Bosnia & Herzegovina Visa for sixty days on arrival
23 Botswana No visa required
24 Brazil No visa required
25 Brunei Darussalam No visa required
26 Bulgaria No visa required
27 Burkina Faso Visa for sixty days on arrival
28 Burundi No visa required
29 Cambodia Visa for sixty days on arrival
30 Cameroon Visa for sixty days on arrival
31 Canada No visa required
32 Cape Verde No visa required
33 Chile No visa required
34 China No visa required
35 Colombia Visa for sixty days on arrival
36 Comoros Visa for two weeks on arrival
37 Congo (Brazzaville) No visa required
38 Central African Rep Visa for sixty days on arrival
39 Democratic Rep. of Congo No visa required
40 Costa Rica Visa for sixty days on arrival
41 Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Visa for sixty days on arrival
42 Croatia No visa required
43 Cuba Visa for sixty days on arrival
44 Cyprus No visa required
45 Czech Republic (ex Czechoslovakia) No visa required
46 Denmark No visa required
47 Djibouti Visa for sixty days on arrival
48 Dominica No visa required
49 Dominican Republic Visa for sixty days on arrival
50 Ecuador Visa for sixty days on arrival
51 Egypt No visa required
52 El Salvador Visa for sixty days on arrival
53 Equatorial Guinea Visa for sixty days on arrival
54 Eritrea Visa for sixty days on arrival
55 Estonia Republic No visa required
56 Ethiopia Visa for sixty days on arrival
57 Fiji No visa required
58 Finland No visa required
59 France No visa required
60 Gabon No visa required
61 Gambia No visa required
62 Georgia No visa required
63 Germany No visa required
64 Ghana No visa required
65 Greece No visa required
66 Grenada No visa required
67 Guinea Visa for sixty days on arrival
68 Guinea Bissau Visa for sixty days on arrival
69 Guatemala Visa for sixty days on arrival
70 Guyana No visa required
71 Haiti Visa for sixty days on arrival
72 Honduras Visa for sixty days on arrival
73 Hong Kong No visa required
74 Hungary No visa required
75 Iceland No visa required
76 India No visa required
77 Indonesia Visa for sixty days on arrival
78 Iran Visa required prior to travel
79 Iraq Visa required prior to travel
80 Ireland No visa required
81 Israel No visa required
82 Italy No visa required
83 Jamaica No visa required
84 Japan No visa required
85 Jordan Visa for sixty days on arrival
86 Kazakhstan Visa for sixty days on arrival
87 Kenya No visa required
88 Kiribati No visa required
89 Korea (South Republic) No visa required
90 Korea (North) Visa required prior to travel
91 Kuwait No visa required
92 Kyrgyzstan Rep Visa for sixty days on arrival
93 Laos Visa required prior to travel
94 Latvia No visa required
95 Lesotho No visa required
96 Lebanon Visa for sixty days on arrival
97 Liberia Visa for sixty days on arrival
98 Libya Visa required prior to travel
99 Liechtenstein No visa required
100 Lithuania No visa required
101 Luxemburg No visa required
102 Macau SAR No visa required
103 Macedonia (ex Yugoslav Rep.) Visa for sixty days on arrival
104 Madagascar Visa for two weeks on arrival
105 Malawi No visa required
106 Malaysia No visa required
107 Maldives No visa required
108 Mali Visa required prior to travel
109 Malta No visa required
110 Mauritania Visa for sixty days on arrival
111 Marshall Island Visa for sixty days on arrival
112 Mexico No visa required
113 Micronesia Visa for sixty days on arrival
114 Moldova Visa for sixty days on arrival
115 Monaco No visa required
116 Mongolia Visa for sixty days on arrival
117 Morocco Visa for sixty days on arrival
118 Mozambique No visa required
119 Myanmar (Burma) Visa for two weeks  on arrival
120 Namibia No visa required
121 Nauru No visa required
122 Nepal Visa for sixty days on arrival
123 Netherlands No visa required
124 New Zealand No visa required
125 Nicaragua Visa for sixty days on arrival
126 Niger Visa for sixty days on arrival
127 Nigeria Visa for two weeks on arrival
128 Norway No visa required
129 Oman No visa required
130 Pakistan Visa required prior to travel
131 Palau Visa for sixty days on arrival
132 Palestinian State Visa required prior to travel
133 Panama Visa for sixty days on arrival
134 Papua New Guinea No visa required
135 Paraguay No visa required
136 Peru Visa for sixty days on arrival
137 Philippines Visa for sixty days on arrival
138 Poland No visa required
139 Portugal No visa required
140 Qatar No visa required
141 Romania No visa required
142 Rwanda No visa required
143 Russian Federation (Russia) No visa required
144 Saharawi Republic Visa required prior to travel
145 Samoa (Western) No visa required
146 San Marino No visa required
147 Sao Tome & Principe Visa for sixty days on arrival
148 Saudi Arabia No visa required
149 Senegal Visa for sixty days on arrival
150 Seychelles No visa required
151 Sierra Leone No visa required
152 Serbia Visa for sixty days on arrival
153 Singapore No visa required
154 Slovenia No visa required
155 Slovakia No visa required
156 Solomon Islands No visa required
157 Somalia Visa required prior to travel
158 South Africa No visa required
159 Spain No visa required
160 Sri Lanka Visa for sixty days on arrival
161 St Kitts  and Nevis No visa required
162 St Lucia No visa required
163 St Vincent & Grenadines No visa required
164 Suriname No visa required
165 Sudan Visa required prior to travel
166 South Sudan Visa required prior to travel
167 Syria Visa required prior to travel
168 Swaziland No visa required
169 Sweden No visa required
170 Switzerland No visa required
171 Tajikistan Visa for sixty days on arrival
172 Taiwan Visa for sixty days on arrival
173 Tanzania No visa required
174 Tchad (Chad) No visa required
175 Thailand Visa for sixty days on arrival
176 Timor Leste Visa for sixty days on arrival
177 Togo Visa for sixty days on arrival
178 Tonga No visa required
179 Trinidad & Tobago No visa required
180 Tunisia No visa required
181 Turkey No visa required
182 Turkmenistan Visa for sixty days on arrival
183 Tuvalu No visa required
184 Uganda No visa required
185 Ukraine No visa required
186 United Arab Emirates No visa required
187 United Kingdom No visa required
188 United States of America No visa required
189 Uzbekistan Visa for sixty days on arrival
190 Uruguay Visa for sixty days on arrival
191 Vanuatu No visa required
192 Vatican No visa required
193 Venezuela Visa for sixty days on arrival
194 Vietnam Visa for sixty days on arrival
195 Yemen Visa required prior to travel
196 Yugoslavia (Serbia & Montenegro) Visa for sixty days on arrival
197 Zambia No visa required
198 Zimbabwe No visa required